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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Dinosaur Jell-O Eggs - FAIL! (oops!)

Well sometimes ‘good’ ideas do not turn out quite as planned.  We are doing a Ten Week Dinosaur Unit study right now, and this week we talked a lot about baby dinosaurs.  So we tried to make jello eggs with baby dinosaurs (dinosaur shaped fruit snacks) inside.  I don’t have one of those handy dandy jello egg molds, so I thought I could finagle my own.  I had Q drill a large hole in one end of the egg and I duct taped the little holes at the other end of the egg.  I
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We then put one fruit snack in each egg and snapped them shut.
Using the recipe on the Jell-O box for Jell-O jigglers I filled each egg through the hole in the top….most of them didn't hold the Jell-O for long. 
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so, we only got one half way decent looking egg, BUT the kids still had fun with it.  After researching a bit more I found the following tips:
Use glue gun to fill little holes….dip eggs into Jell-O to fill….and spray with pam(I knew the pam, but forgot).  It might serve well to tape them shut too, some of ours came unsnapped.
However, I think in the future I’ll just use the egg molds, though I’ll have to find some. 
If anyone else has any tips…please do share!  Hopefully if you try this activity, you’ll have more success!  Open-mouthed smile


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6 comments:

  1. That looks like a GREAT activity. I wonder if you sealed them with tape if that would help, but what a GREAT activity!!! Dropping by from the crew...I'm a newbie!

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  2. Cool idea! And it sounded like a perfect plan to me. At least you had the casserole dish under it!

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  3. Hi Jen,
    Now following you too! Nice to see your dinosaurs ideas, we will be starting that theme soon. Come by and enter my giveaway for a reusuable bag if you need one. xxx
    PS What GFC?

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  4. I hopped on over from the TOS blog hop and am now following you via GFC. Kudos to you for trying out the eggs!

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  5. This was a very cute idea! I would love to follow your blog! I am at http://jessicabeason.blogspot.com/

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  6. What an interesting thought to use plastic eggs for molds. I think we read dinosaur babies once before - it's a nice book! Thanks for joining WMCIR!

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